TV presenter Melanie Sykes, 42, happily flashed her sparkly engagement ring to the world yesterday as a clear indication that she is engaged to Jack Cockings, who is 16 years her junior.
Nothing wrong with a toyboy, or a cougar for that matter, but the odds are stacked against this couple, given that they have only known each other for three months. If we met up for a cocktail with Mel, we’d be tempted to say something motherly, along the lines of: “A bit soon, isn’t it…?” But is it?
Did you have a whirlwind romance? How long were you with your partner before you set a date? And are you with someone much younger yourself? Perhaps you’re a cougar and you’ve succeeded where Demi Moore failed.